Oklahoma City 120, Houston 91

Date - Sunday, April 21, 2013 9:30 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #10 Ron Garretson, #33 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 19 28 19 25 91
Oklahoma City 26 34 29 31 120

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 45-37 29-12 16-25 L3
Oklahoma City 60-22 34-7 26-15 W1

Recap

Thunder 120, Rockets 91: Kevin Durant scored 24 points and Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds as host Oklahoma City routed Houston in the opener of the first-round Western Conference series.

Serge Ibaka added 17 points and seven rebounds for the top-seeded Thunder, who never trailed en route to matching the largest margin of victory in a postseason game in the franchise’s five seasons since relocating from Seattle. Game 2 is Wednesday in Oklahoma City. 

James Harden scored 20 points as the only starter in double figures for the eighth-seeded Rockets, who were playing their first playoff game in four years. The other Houston starters combined for 28 points.

The Thunder led by 13 points at halftime and quickly increased the advantage to 74-54 on two free throws by Westbrook with 8:07 left in the third quarter. The lead was 23 entering the final quarter and Oklahoma City’s edge reached 102-69 on Derek Fisher’s 3-pointer with 9:18 remaining before the Thunder cruised to the finish.

Oklahoma City jumped out to a 13-2 lead as Houston took six minutes, 14 seconds to make its first field goal. The Rockets battled back to tie the score at 38 midway through the second quarter but a 14-1 surge helped the Thunder take a 60-47 lead at the break.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Thunder had a 9-1 edge in blocked shots. … The Rockets shot just 36.3 percent from the field and were 8-of-36 from 3-point range. … Fisher made three of Oklahoma City’s 10 3-pointers.

Top Game Performances

Houston   Oklahoma City
James Harden 20 Scoring Kevin Durant 24
Patrick Beverley 4 Assists Russell Westbrook 10
Terrence Jones 8 Rebounds Russell Westbrook 8
James Harden 7 Free Throws Made Kevin Durant 9
Patrick Beverley 2 Steals Kendrick Perkins 3
Terrence Jones 1 Blocks Serge Ibaka 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 91 36.3 8-36 17-24 17 39 1 6 15
Oklahoma City 120 53.0 10-24 22-28 28 46 9 9 13

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Houston. The Thunder have a W/L % of .705 after a win and .810 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Oklahoma City . The Rockets have a W/L % of .543 after a win and .556 after a loss.